Poetry Shelf noticeboard: Sophia Wilson shortlisted for the FPM-Hippocrates Health Professional Poetry Prize

New Zealand poet Sophia Wilson has been shortlisted in one of the categories of the FPM-Hippocrates Poetry Prizes (The Health Professional Prize).

Poets from 37 countries have entered for the 2021 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine. With an awards fund of £5500, this is one of the highest value poetry awards in the world for a single unpublished poem.

The judges – from New York, London and Delhi – have agreed a shortlist of 4 poets for the top places in the 2021 FPM-Hippocrates international Open Awards and a shortlist of 6 poets for the top places in the 2020 FPM-Hippocrates Health Professional Awards.

The 2021 Hippocrates Prize is supported by medical charity the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine and healthy heart charity the Cardiovascular Research Trust.

Winners will be announced by live webcast from 8.30pm UK time on Wednesday 19th May.

Click here to register free for the awards session.

Click here for details of all the shortlisted and commended poets.

The International Hippocrates Prize is awarded in three categories:

– a £1000 first prize, £500 second prize and £250 third prize in the FPM-Hippocrates Open category, which anyone in the world may enter. There are a further ~20 commendations in the Open category

– a £1000 first prize, £500 second prize and £250 third prize in the FPM-Hippocrates Health Professional category, which is open to Health Service employees, health students and those working in professional organisations anywhere in the world involved in education and training of health professional students and staff. There are a further ~20 commendations in the Health Professional category

– a £500 award for the Hippocrates Young Poets Prize for an unpublished poem in English on a medical theme. Entries are open to young poets from anywhere in the world aged 14 to 18 years. There are further commendations in the Young Poets category. There is no entry fee for the Young Poets prize.

More details here

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